Delivering happiness to seriously ill kids
Every 60 seconds, a child needs medical care.
These kids are scared, lonely, and missing out on all of the things that make being a kid fun. That’s where Starlight comes in.
We deliver happiness to hospitalized kids and their families at more than 500 children’s hospitals and health care facilities in the US.
Our state-of-the-art programs like Starlight Virtual Reality, Starlight Hospital Gowns, and Starlight Gaming entertain and distract kids - helping them get through the pain and stress of their illness.
In 2022, Starlight brought smiles to more than 2.4 million hospitalized kids and their families.
Provide hospitalized kids with a source of comfort when they are experiencing some of life's hardest momentsGive Comfort
Provide hospitalized kids the opportunity to escape from the scary, stressful realities of battling an illnessGive Distraction
Provide kids with the opportunity to play with their favorite toy, read a beloved book, and moreGive Play
- 1 min
How often a child is in need of medical care
The number of hospitals and health care facilities in our nationwide network
- 2.4 million
How many kids impacted by Starlight in 2022
Because happy kids heal faster
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